Markus Leininger, Managing Partner, SIMRES Real Estate
Markus has eighteen years experience in corporate banking and for more than 15 years has been a leading real estate financier in Central Europe, principally with RHEINHYP and EUROHYPO. In 1997 he set up RHEINHYP’s Central European property lending division, and in 2001 he helped to set up its US operations. In 2002 Markus took over EUROHYPO’s CEE division, including Austria, and served as Head of CEE & Northern Europe and Israel from 2007 to mid 2012. During this time he sourced more than EUR 10bln of CRE debt, with the largest refinancing in CEE of approx. EUR 750mln.
In October 2012 Markus became a partner in SIMRES Real Estate, a Luxembourg based real estate private equity boutique. He serves as a director of Revetas and Pradera in Luxembourg and is a member of the Advisory Board of Grand City Properties SA. He is a respected voice on commercial real estate issues at international market conferences and events.